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CIfA Newsflash 05/2021 | REMINDER: Joint SACAP-VA Fees Survey

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SAIA encourages practices to participate in the Joint SACAP-VA Fees Survey 2021 On 17 March 2021 a link to the survey, jointly run by SACAP and the Voluntary Associations, was sent to all practices. Several practices have already completed the survey. A wider participation is however needed to make the data truly useful. Each practice […]

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CIfA Newsflash 04/2021 | CIfA Award for Architecture 2021 – Call for Nomination of Adjudicators

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Dear CIfA Members All CIfA Members are invited to nominate persons to serve on the Panel of Adjudicators for the CIfA Award for Architecture 2021 Programme. An important function of all the Regional Institutes and the South African Institute of Architects (SAIA) is to recognise and promote excellence in architecture and to create public awareness […]

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CIfA Newsflash 03/2021 | Notice of Authorisation to Deviate from Provisions of Act

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Authorisation by the Provincial Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning in the Western Cape in terms of section 60(2) of the Act, on 10 February 2021, to municipalities in the Western Cape to deviate from the provisions of section 44(2)(b) of LUPA. The Practice Notes Engagement Group (CIfA/SAACPP/UDISA members and city officials) […]

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CIfA Newsflash 01/2021 | DIE ARGITEKTE – UITSAAI DATUMS / BROADCAST DATES

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Dear Member Thank you kindly, Bobby Productions produced content for a programme ‘Die Argitekte’ (“The Architects”) on the DSTV channel, VIA (Channel 147). The programme features work from a few local architects / CIfA members. We congratulate those members whose work will be broadcast from today onwards (time slot: 16h30). The full broadcasting schedule is […]

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OBITUARY: Dr Clive Michael Chipkin

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Dear SAIA Member The South African Institute of Architects (SAIA) shares with you the obituary for Dr Clive Michael Chipkin written by Prof Kathy Munro. OBITUARY FOR CLIVE MICHAEL CHIPKIN January 2021. – from K A Munro Clive Chipkin passed away peacefully on January 10th 2021 in Johannesburg, aged 91. Clive was born on 21st […]

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CIfA Newsflash 54/2020 | SACAP Renewal of Registration Extension

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Dear CIfA Member It’s that time of the year again, when you are finally rolling up your work calendar for 2020 and looking forward to the holidays. It’s probably fair to say that 2020 has been a tough year for most of us. It has been filled with worry, uncertainty, and changes to the fundamental […]

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CIfA Newsflash 52/2020 | University of Cape Town – 2021 Part Time Tutoring Opportunity

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The School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics would like to invite members of the architectural and allied professions to apply for the following part-time positions for the 2021 Academic year: Part-Time Studio Tutoring Assistants Part-Time Technology Tutors See attached below for further details… Advertisement – part time technology tutors – 2021 Advertisement – part time […]

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CIfA Newsflash 51/2020 | University of Cape Town – New CPD Course

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The University of Cape Town (UCT) introduced a new CPD course which will be presented online as a result of the limitations due to Covid-19. The course is entitled Guidelines for Improved Land Administration, and will be presented from 16 – 25 November (Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday only). The course will be presented by Dr […]

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CIfA Newsflash 50/2020 | CIfA Year End Function 2020 + Gawie Fagan 1925 – 2020 Exhibition opening

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Exhibition: GAWIE FAGAN 1925 – 2020 and CIfA Year End Function 2020 The Cape Institute for Architecture (CIfA), together with the Fagan family, will be hosting a retrospective exhibition on the work and life of the late Gawie Fagan. The exhibition will coincide with the annual CIfA Street Party and is set to open on […]

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CIfA Newsflash 49/2020 | Use of the 2018 Suite of JBCC Documents

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Some years ago, The Practice & Professional Development Committee of the Cape Institute for Architecture (CIfA) recommended against the use of 2014 editions of the JBCC Suite of documents as the Committee was of the opinion that they were badly drafted and contained a significant number of contradictions. JBCC has now completely withdrawn these editions […]

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CIfA Newsletter | September 2020

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Dear CIfA Members Attached, please find the latest CIfA Newsletter below. 43591_07-08_nationalgovernment_Final Guideline Professional Fees 20190808 MACMILLAN FOUNDATION BURSARY Books_Price List July 2020 CIfA_CPD Videos Information_25032020 Ebrahim_CV – 092020 Imizamo Yethu and Langa exhibition booklet (lr)_MARKED UP SOLD Newsletter_092020_Final Version

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CIfA Newsflash 44/2020 | GABRIEL THERON (GAWIE) FAGAN – HULDEBLYK (M.Kruger en H.Lourens)

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Dear CIfA Member Attached find tribute to Gawie Fagan as prepared by Martin Kruger and Henk Lourens. Gawie Fagan_Eervolle Argitek en Kollega_Martin Kruger en Henk Lourens

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CIfA Newsflash 46/2020 | CPUT – Apply Now for Exciting Advanced Diploma Programmes

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Dear CIfA Member Interior Design and Architectural Technology Diploma graduates have just days left to apply for the new Advanced Diploma programmes in Interior Design and Architectural Technology. The programmes, which were implemented this year, are offered in parallel and through a blended methodology including online, office-based, and on-campus learning settings. This learning design is […]

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CIfA Newsflash 45/2020 | OBITUARY: Philip Fish May 1955 – July 2020

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Philip Fish May 1955 – July 2020 Our dear friend and colleague Philip Fish passed away on 4 July 2020. We were honoured to be asked by Linda, Philip’s wife and love of his life, to prepare these words in his memory. Philip was not only a friend for more than 40 years, but a […]

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CIfA Newsflash 43/2020 | CoCT Staff Circulars 012 of 2020 & 013 of 2020

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The following City of Cape Town Staff Circulars are attached for your records: Staff circular 012 of 2020: Height interpretation: Item 22(c) of the City of Cape Town Development Management Scheme (DMS) Staff Circular 013/2020: Item 136B Boundary Walls Staff Circular 012 of 2020_Interpretation of Item 22 of the CoCT DMS Staff Circular 013 – […]

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